Native American Interpretive Site
Creation of a Master Plan that analyzed the site, studied documentation, and conducted stakeholder interviews to provide justification for the proposed site improvements. Master Plan recommended, within existing property constraints, an expanded yet historically accurate Native American Interpretive Site on the grounds of the Fenimore Art Museum in the vicinity of the existing Iroquois Bark House. The Seneca Log House was relocated to the new interpretive site. Design consideration included period-appropriate outbuildings, gardens, fencing, pavements, and native landscape plantings. A sequence of accessible trails from the Fenimore Museum public entrance as well as rear terraces were identified. Interpretive signage located and information suggested to be included in this display. Design Team worked in cooperation with the Advisory Board. Native American representatives and archeologist to build upon earlier installation and devise practical strategies for sustainable, phased implementation of the Plan. HLA assisted with permits and municipal approvals. Phase 1 construction drawings completed for 2010 installation. A totem pole, designed and carved by Reginald (Reg) Davidson of the Haida Culture, was donated by Eugene Thaw and is displayed on the front lawn of the Museum.